AMP is the nonprofit wholesale power supplier and services provider for 132 municipal Members in the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia; as well as the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation, a joint action agency with 8 Delaware municipal members. Settled in 1801, Quakertown, PA, today boasts a population of about 9,200. Read More about Quakertown Pennsylvania & 27 other communities benefit from PowerSecure’s Distributed Generation »
NYC Tragedy Inspires Innovation
On a slushy East Village street in New York City one January morning in 2004, 31 year-old Jodie Lane was walking her two dogs. Suddenly and without warning, Jodie and her dogs were hit by 57 volts of electricity. A metal sidewalk plate had become energized by a weathered and poorly maintained wiring system beneath the street. The shock knocked Jodie to the pavement and sent her dogs into a frenzy. Pedestrians and police officers attempting to assist Jodie were turned away, when they also were shocked. By the time properly equipped emergency and utility teams arrived, Jodie was dead. Read More about Osmose’s Power Survey Hunts Contact Voltage »
Recently, a utility contracted Osmose to deploy their Power Survey™ solution to perform a comprehensive mobile contact voltage survey of their underground distribution areas. The client sought a new solution for an old labor-intensive process of identifying faults. They were unaware of any ongoing faults in their underground distribution system and had no record of electric shock reports from the public over the past decade. Read More about Osmose Solution Quickly Identifies Hazardous Condition in Schoolyard »
In 2018, the city of Palmdale, California, purchased thousands of streetlights from Southern California Edison so the city could convert its system to long-lasting, energy efficient LED lighting. But just a year later, a resident reported a streetlight outage. When city crews responded they discovered a more dangerous situation than expected. Whatever caused the burnout also energized the streetlight, which could severely shock people and pets upon touch. Where else might this hidden hazard exist? The city now had a larger problem: how to expedite the inspection of 18,000 streetlights to protect its residents from possible harm. Read More about Power Survey in Palmdale, California »
Hometown Connections, Inc. (HCI), an organization devoted to promoting public power in the United States, has selected Stem, a global leader in AI-driven clean energy solutions and services, as a trusted partner to help make clean energy asset ownership simpler and more valuable for its public power members. The announcement was made today by Marc Gerken, interim CEO of HCI. Read More about Hometown Connections Selects Stem as Trusted Clean Energy Partner »
GreatBlue is offering a summer research special — Digital Employee Surveys!
Make your Employees your #1 Priority in 2019
As the utility industry continues to evolve, it is imperative to ensure your organization is evolving too. Technology trends, training and succession planning, and overall employee satisfaction are essential to ensure your utility is progressing to meet the ever-changing needs of your customers. GreatBlue is offering a special summer rate on Digital Employee Surveys that will provide vital data and insights on the opinions of your team. Read More about Utility Success Begins and Ends with Engaged Employees »
Marsh Wortham Power Gen Insurance, in partnership with Claim Strategies, is offering an exclusive discount to members of the American Public Power Association on a unique Third Party Recovery Program. Marsh Wortham’s typical recovery rate of 20% is being reduced to just 15% exclusively for public power systems. This offer is only good through 12/31.
Marsh Wortham Power Gen Insurance is the official insurance partner of Hometown Connections, Inc., public power’s premier utility services organization. Read More about Improve Recovery of Assets Damaged by Automobiles with Exclusive Public Power Discount »
Have you ever thought what “traditional” customers cost their energy providers? Traditional customers are those that barely interact with their utility. In fact, this happens once every month when the bill arrives or when something is not right, and it is time to complain. These customers find that spending time interacting with their energy provider is not worth the potential benefits. For this reason, they choose to behave like a simple ratepayer, rather than spending time researching the products and services their energy provider offers. Read More about Traditional Customers Cost More Than You Think! »
The Rochester Public Utility Board was presented with the rate structure survey results at the April Board Meeting by representatives from GreatBlue Research. The purpose of the survey was to identify customer views and preferences with regards to the residential rate structure, energy conservation, knowledge and perception of electrification, preferred methods of communication, overall expectations of RPU, and overall satisfaction with RPU’s electric service. Read More about Rate Structure Survey Results Presented at the RPU Board Meeting »
The Hometown Connections model to utility modernization addresses:
- alignment with the governing body towards a strategic direction
- requirements for the utility to be a high-performing organization